Crowds of people lined Albert Wharf and Victoria Pier to welcome Santa ashore in Lerwick yesterday. Commercial Street was packed with excited faces waiting for the man in red to lead the parade.

As Santa made his way along a crowded street, he stopped to speak with hundreds of children and adults who had come out with the perfect weather to see the parade.

Connor the goat was joined this year by miniature Shetland ponies, Bonnie and Dixie. Following them in the parade was the nativity family; Mary and Josepth with baby Jesus and the three wise men. The wonderfull aray of christmas displays and costumes from Peerie Foxes Nursery and the Moar family added the fun and colour to the parade as always. The Lerwick Jarl Squad and Lerwick Brass Band kept the crowd in high spirits and the parade was also joined by vehicles from the Bressay Fire Service and Lerwick Coastguard.

Living Lerwick would like to extend thanks to everyone who came along to the parade and all those who took part to make this happen, including the RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat, Peerie Foxes Nursery, the Moar family, Thulecraft, Lerwick Jarl Squad, Lerwick Brass Band, Bressay Fire Service, Lerwick Coastguard, Martin at Bixter Garage, Lerwick Port Authority, SIC Roads Service, Derek at Active Audio, volunteer stewards, and, of course, Santa himself.

All images by John Coutts Photography.

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